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Author: Gurinder ChadhaKaren JohnsonAnne BroganPatrick ScottBritish Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [1998?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Five video programs on various aspects of literary style. In part one, three works are compared and contrasted to illustrate differing points of view and writing styles. The second part discusses strategies used by writers to engage their readers. The openings of three novels are broken down into their multiple literary components: narration, characterization, setting, opening sentence, language, and imagery. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gurinder Chadha; Karen Johnson; Anne Brogan; Patrick Scott; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Arts Council of Great Britain.; BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 39028222
Notes: "Distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc."
"Package copyright c1998"--Containers.
Videocassette release of films produced by the BBC in 1994.
"FFH 7481"-"FFH 7485"--Containers.
Credits: Executive producer, Richard Langridge ; music, Craig Pruess ; consultant, Patrick Scott.
Performer(s): Featuring Greg Wise, Hugh Simon, James Smith, Jenny Howe, Christian Stanton, Alexandra Bastion, Emma Brooker, Dexter Fletcher, Claire Benedict, Paul Bhattacharjee, Dev Sagoo, Paul Brightwell.
Description: 5 videocassettes (30 min. each) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [pt. 1]. The way it was : three views of an event --
[pt. 2]. Telling tales : writing the great opening --
[pt. 3]. The power of speech --
[pt. 4]. The picture in the poem --
[pt. 5]. Metamorphosis : transforming characters.
Other Titles: Way it was.
Three views of an event.
Telling tales.
Writing the great opening.
Power of speech.
Picture in the poem.
Metamorphosis.
Transforming characters.
Using the power of language
Responsibility: BBC ; produced in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain ; series producer, Anne Brogan ; director, Gurinder Chadha ; producer, Karen Johnson.

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Five video programs on various aspects of literary style. In part one, three works are compared and contrasted to illustrate differing points of view and writing styles. The second part discusses strategies used by writers to engage their readers. The openings of three novels are broken down into their multiple literary components: narration, characterization, setting, opening sentence, language, and imagery. In part three, examples of how great orators have used their skills for good and evil illustrate the immense power of the spoken word. Part four analyzes three poems and three distinctly different writing styles and offers interpretations in various media. The final part examines one of literature's universal themes, the transformation of characters. The program covers the motives prompting each transmutation, how the agony of change affects the characters and influences their actions, and the degree to which their lots are diminished or improved.

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